MP3 of the Week

I flew out to Phoenix last night and listened to Bob Dylan all the way.

I spent a couple hours listening to No Direction Home, the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s documentary, and bootleg number seven in the ongoing bootleg series.  There is a song early in that record called Dink’s Song.

I’d never heard this song before getting No Direction Home.  It’s not on any of Bob’s many albums.  But its a fantastic song.

So I did a little research on the song this morning. It was recorded by Bob in a Minnesota Hotel in December 1961 and has been on a bootleg called Minnesota Hotel Tape.  And Bob and Joan Baez performed this song live as a duet on the Rolling Thunder tour in the mid 70s.  And Jeff Buckley performed it live a bunch.  Well I missed all of those moments, but now I have mine.

Dink’s Song is my MP3 of the week.  I hope you like it.

Listen to Dink’s Song